Jul 13, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences


Douglas B. Smith, Ph.D., Chairperson

George C. Miller Family Regent’s Professor: Kimball
Emily M. Davies Regent’s Professor: Shumway
Associate Professors: Fife, Kimball, Shumway, Smith, Soloski, Wang, Webb
Assistant Professors: Brown, D’Aniello, Mills, Pickens, Tuliao
Professor of Practice: Morelock
Associate Professors of Practice: Comiskey, Piland
Assistant Professor of Practice: Austin-Robillard

CONTACT INFORMATION: 271 Human Sciences Bldg. | 1301 Akron Ave. | Box 41250 | Lubbock, TX 79409-1250 | T 806.742.3060 | F 806.742.0053 | www.hs.ttu.edu/cfas

About the Department

The department supervises the following degree programs:

Vision. The vision of the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences (CFAS) is to enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities. To achieve this vision, the department offers programs of study in human services, addictive disorders and recovery studies, and couple, marriage and family therapy.

Within the department there are opportunities to collaborate with faculty members in research; to experience different aspects of programs through internships, classroom apprenticeships, independent studies, and study abroad; and to participate in student organizations and activities. The department is committed to being an active and contributing member of the college, university, and surrounding communities. As a result, faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged with many university groups, community groups, and agencies in an effort to enhance the experience of students and improve the quality of life for others.

The Institute for the Study of Addiction, Recovery, and Families is housed in the department. The Institute oversees the Center for Family Systems Research and Intervention, the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities, and the Center for Addiction Recovery Research.

Commitment to addiction recovery. Established in 1986, The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRC) at Texas Tech assists individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and eating disorders with their pursuit of a college education. The CRC has created a community support and relapse prevention program, which provides an environment in which recovering students can focus on staying sober without delaying their educational goals. The CRC was selected to receive support from the federal government to develop a model to replicate collegiate community support and relapse-prevention programs at other universities.

Graduate Programs

The CFAS department offers a Master’s  and Ph.D. in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy  and a Ph.D. in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies . For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs  section of the catalog or visit www.cfas.ttu.edu.

Undergraduate Program Offerings, Course Descriptions & Curricular Tables

(Click on program for curricular table.)


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      ADRS - Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (Undergraduate Courses)CARS - Counseling and Addiction Recovery Sciences (Undergraduate Courses)CFAS - Community, Family, and Addiction Services (Undergraduate Courses)